Old Testament Survey
Do we need the Old Testament today? Is this collection of ancient writings still relevant in our postmodern and increasingly post-literary world? Isn't the New Testament a sufficient basis for the Christian faith? What does the Old Testament God of...
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Do we need the Old Testament today? Is this collection of ancient writings still relevant in our postmodern and increasingly post-literary world? Isn't the New Testament a sufficient basis for the Christian faith? What does the Old Testament God of power and glory have to do with the New Testament God of love whom Jesus calls 'Father'? Are these two very different Testaments really one Bible?In this thoroughly revised, updated and expanded edition ofTwo Testaments, One Bible, David L. Baker investigates the theological basis for the continued acceptance of the Old Testament as Christian Scripture, through a study of its relationship to the New Testament. He introduces the main issues, surveys the history of interpretation, and critically examines four major approaches. He then considers four key themes, which provide a framework for Christian interpretation of two Testaments in the context of one Bible: 'typology,' 'promise and fulfilment,' 'continuity and discontinuity,' and 'covenant.' He completes his study with a summary of the main conclusions and reflection on their implications for the use of the Bible today.
John H. Sailhamer (Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles) is professor of Old Testament at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Brea, California and was formerly senior professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was President of The Evangelical Theological Society in 2000 and has published a number of books, including An Introduction to Old Testament Theology; The Pentateuch as Narrative: A Biblical-Theological Commentary; The Meaning of the PentateuchRevelation, Composition and Interpretation and Genesis (The Revised Expositor's Bible Commentary).
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- Part 1: The Problem
- 1 Biblical Foundations
- 2 History Of Biblical Interpretation
- Part 2: Four Modern Solutions
- 3 The New Testament As The Essential Bible
- 4 The Two Testaments As Equally Christian Scripture
- 5 The Old Testament As The Essential Bible
- 6 The Two Testaments As One Salvation History
- Part 3: Four Key Themes
- 7 Typology
- 8 Promise And Fulfillment
- 9 Continuity And Discontinuity
- 10 Covenant
- Part 4: Conclusion
- 11 The Theological Relationship Between The Testaments
- Index Of Bible References
- Index Of Authors
- Index Of Subjects